CVx ChannelVision Expo

October 4- 6, 2010 - Los Angeles Convention Center, CA

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Monday, October 04, 2010
11:00-11:45am
Monday - 10/04/10
IPV6 What partners Need to Know
Richard Jimmerson (Moderator) CIO -American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
Owen DeLong IPv6 Evangelist and Director of Professional Services -Hurricane Electric
Make no mistake, your customers already are hearing about the impending exhaustion of IPv4 addresses, and while everything that has been deployed on the IPv4 Internet will continue to function as expected, future growth depends on widespread deployment of the next version of the Internet protocol: IPv6. This session was created to provide valueadded distributors with the information they’ll need to protect their customers, as well as their reputations as technology specialists, during the transition to and eventual dominance of IPv6.
12:15-1:00pm
Monday - 10/04/10
The New Role of the Reseller - Mass Comm
Chris Bantoff (Moderator) former president of PAETEC’s Alternate Channels
Daniel Lonstein Chief Operating Officer -Airespring
Darren Mass President & CEO -MASS Communications
Rick Ribas VP of Business Development -Intelisys
Emmet Tyding President -AB&T Telecom
Pat Tata Vice President, General Manager, Wholesale -PAETEC
Changes in technology and an increasingly competitive environment means agents need more from resellers than a discounted price on minutes and bytes. Increasingly, distributors require resellers to provide multiplatform, multisource customer solutions and improved service levels. Our panel of experienced industry personalities will discuss the benefits resellers must now provide to agents, customers and carriers; whether all resellers are the same; how this sector’s growth can be sustained; as well as many other questions and issues facing this sector of the channel.
1:15-2:00pm
Monday - 10/04/10
An Open Forum on Agent Agreements
Ben Bronston (Moderator) Managing Partner -TelecomLawyer.net
Ted Schuman CEO -PlanetOne Communications
Avi Lonstein CEO -Airespring
Ben Humphreys President & CEO -Comtel Communications
Neil Ende Managing Partner -Technology Law Group
Come take part in this interactive session discussing the ins and outs of agent agreements with particular emphasis on permitting session attendees to ask questions in an open forum atmosphere. Our panel of experts, representing all sides typically involved in agreement negotiations, will place particular emphasis on the best practices all agents should consider, commonly made mistakes and things to avoid, and how changes in technology and the business climate have altered the traditional relationships between suppliers and distributors.
2:15-3:00pm
Monday - 10/04/10
Data Center Services: Uncovering Collocation & Managed Hosting Opportunities
Danny Bouchedid CEO -Colotraq
Despite any economic downturn, demand for data center services remains strong. Revenue opportunities exist for agents and VARs that are able to gain an understanding of how adding collocation and hosting to service offering can improve a value proposition. This presentation will strike a balance between the technical aspects and the sales opportunities of collocation and managed hosting. Along with covering the various products and services, which range from simply housing, powering and protecting equipment to comprehensive managed hosting packages, the presentation will discuss sales strategies that can be readily implemented into an existing client base, allowing distributors to tap into this market segment.
3:15-4:00pm
Monday - 10/04/10
Don't Let 4G Disrupt Your Income
Tem Wu Wireless Manager -World Telecom Group
Dan Murphy Solutions Engineer -Sprint
Desmond Blackburn Regional Sales Manager -Xora Inc.
4G is no longer a future technology; it’s here, and it will be disruptive. This session was created to help valueadded distributors understand who the 4G technology players are, explain what 4G can replace and what it can supplement, offer solutions they can sell to their customers and show how to protect their customers from direct reps. Come and learn how to make 40 Gs with 4G.
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
8:30-9:15am
Tuesday - 10/05/10
Business Continuity via a Travel Reduction Plan
Kyle Nisenson (Moderator) Senior Wholesale Channel Manager -InterCall
Michael Medici Program Manager -York Telecom
Guillaume Privat Director Product Management -Adobe Connect
Sure, there are some instances when seeing someone facetoface is the only way to achieve your business goals, but sometimes making the commute is not feasible – one simply can’t always control outside factors such as severe weather, illness or budget restraints. In order to maintain continuity and success in the workplace, especially when the unexpected occurs, companies can implement a travel reduction plan that utilizes key collaboration tools to ensure communication continues under any circumstances. As an alternative to travel, meeting virtually can help you better manage expenses, plan for the unexpected and ultimately improve productivity in the workplace. In this session, we will outline the steps to building a successful travel reduction plan, including establishing program objectives, goals and timing; developing the plan and creating travel alternatives; presenting and gathering support for the proposal; promoting, training and adopting the plan; and evaluating program findings to measure results.
9:30-10:15am
Tuesday - 10/05/10
Telco of the Future: White Label Strategies for Distributors
Jeff Uphues VP Sales & Marketing -Cbeyond Cloud Cloud Services
David Walsh President -Starview Solutions
John Abraham Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing -Starview Solutions
In the legacy environment, value added distributors looking to launch branded voice services faced significant hurdles – from taxation and regulatory requirements to billing, network operations, support services and more. But the adoption of VoIP dramatically lowers many of these barriers, creating huge opportunities for the channel. This panel will discuss white label voice opportunities not only for agents, master agencies and other traditional voice distributors but also for PBX and equipment VARs, network integrators, data network resellers, managed hosting/data center companies and just about any organizations with an affiliate client base. Indeed, the logical “telco of the future” is the company that has the closest relationship with the end customer, regardless of its core business.
10:30-11:15am
Tuesday - 10/05/10
Internet and E-Mail Marketing on a Shoestring
Tim Basa Vice President of Sales -BullsEye Telecom
Looking to beef up your Internet marketing program without breaking the bank? Telecom business owners attending this session with learn to efficiently maximize their Web sites and Web presences on a budget. Tactics to be discussed include organic search engine optimization, payperclick campaigns, email marketing, quality content development and littleknown resources that can boost a brand. Session attendees will take away some impactful and focused doityourself tips that can be applied to any email or Internet marketing strategy at little or no cost.
11:30-12:15pm
Tuesday - 10/05/10
Upselling SIP Trunking
Peter Radizeski (Moderator) Consultant -RAD-INFO, Inc.
David Byrd (Moderator) VP, Sales & Marketing -Broadvox
Scott Wharton CEO -Vidtel
Steve Vickers President -Newport Audio and Video
Joseph Gillette President & CEO -Stage 2
A SIP trunk can be much more than a PRI replacement. It’s also a path by which a business can be SIPenabled for all types of services, such as video, security and more. A panel of SIP veterans will discuss how a super SIP trunk can add value to a business and help create bundles specifically for a vertical market that increase productivity and distributors MRC.
1:15-2:00pm
Tuesday - 10/05/10
The Wideband Era Begins
Darren Wolner Director, Product Management, Data Services -Time Warner Cable Business Services
The Wideband Era BeginsWith the advent of DOCSIS 3.0 technology – the basis for the cable operator’s networks – todays cable Internet users are discovering blazing fast connection speeds launched or being launched in various markets across the U.S. Wideband IP transport products can provide businesses with significantly faster Internet speeds, allowing for more efficiency and increased productivity for highcapacity bandwidth applications. Customers can propel themselves into the nextgeneration of the Internet with speeds up to 50 Mbps. This session will provide distributors with the necessary background on wideband technology and its opportunities in the SMB segment.
2:15pm
Tuesday - 10/05/10
Keynote Presentation by TNCI
Brian Twomey President & CEO -TNCI
A member of the TNCI executive team for 12 years, Twomey has more than 27 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. As TNCI’s president since 2000, he directly oversees all strategic direction, product management, technology development, sales relationships, marketing, finance and business operations. Twomey led TNCI in the development of the groundbreaking Agent Equity Plan and the deployment of the TNCInet private IP network. Twomey held a position on the Phone+ Channel Partners Advisory Board and was named Channel Executive of the Year in 2008 by Phone+. Prior to joining TNCI, Twomey gained executive experience in sales, marketing, financial management, product development and network planning disciplines through positions held at AT&T, NYNEX now Verizon, Sprint, McCaw Cellular now Cingular and FaxNet.
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
8:30-9:15am
Wednesday - 10/06/10
Strategies for Diversifying Distributor Revenues
Ted Schuman (Moderator) CEO -PlanetOne Communications
Adam Edwards President -Telarus
Ken Mercer Senior Vice President -Telecom Brokerage Inc.
Don Douglas President & CEO -Liquid Networx
It doesn’t take an MBA to know the risks of having too many eggs in one basket. In other words, valueadded distributors that rely to heavily on a limited number of products or partners could find themselves in a precarious situation, particularly during these times of ongoing consolidation and rapid M&A activity. Our panel of veteran distributors and resellers will discuss strategies for diversifying partners’ revenue streams, in terms of both new and emerging products, as well as nonconventional business models.
9:30-10:15am
Wednesday - 10/06/10
Keynote Presentation by MegaPath
Bernie McGroder Vice President of Sales Engineering -MegaPath, Inc.
Responsibility for driving all sales, marketing and channel efforts within Business Markets, Foster joined MegaPath in 2000, where he led the sales and marketing activities that grew company revenue more than 10fold. Foster also has been instrumental in increasing MegaPaths focus and investment in the channel. He has been named a CRN Channel Chief for two consecutive years and is on the PHONE+ Channel Partners Advisory Board. Prior to joining MegaPath, he was President and CEO of Phoenix Networks. Before that, he served as Vice President of Consumer Markets at Rhythms NetConnections, where he managed the companys successful launch and growth in the consumer market. Prior to Rhythms, Foster was a Partner and Vice President of Marketing for Analysis Group, Inc., a leading international managementconsulting firm, where he consulted for both startup and established companies to create and implement strategies in the telecommunications, Internet, hightech and consumer product industries.
12:45 - 1:30pm
Wednesday - 10/06/10
The Convergence of Telecom and Energy
Vince Bradley (Moderator) CEO -World Telecom Group
Tyler Price Agent Sales Manager -World Telecom Group
Lance Honea Partner - Business Development -EcoMotion
Vincent Jenels Director, Affinity Sales & Development -BlueStar Energy Services
Two things that all businesses need are communications and power. For distributors of communications services, the transition to becoming a “utility agent” does not have to be a difficult shift. Truly a commodity service, energy resale requires no network design and no provisioning, while the bill and technical support is delivered by the incumbent provider. What’s more, it’s increasingly the CIO who is making energy decisions. In this session, representatives of energy services companies will discuss the energy resale opportunities for communications distributors, as well as the ongoing convergence between communications and power via CPE.
1:45 - 2:30pm
Wednesday - 10/06/10
Netheads vs. Bellheads
Peter Radizeski President -RAD-INFO, Inc.
With AT&Ts petition to the FCC to shut off the PSTN in five years, channel partners must start migrating from a TDM, “BellHead” plugnplay approach to a “NetHead,” IP communications mentality. A certain amount of knowledge of IP service offerings and how IP can work, whether across a WAN or across the Internet, is required. This session will touch on the vast differences between the current TDM approach and the migration that has to happen in the agent community.
2:45-3:30pm
Wednesday - 10/06/10
Automation and the Channel
Adam Edwards President -Telarus
As margins in the telecom industry continue to shrink, the need for automation grows in order to strengthen the channel. The transactional products like T1s are becoming a commodity and cannot be dealt with as they were in the past. And as many partners abandon these products much as they have done with POTS, the opportunity to open the door for larger opportunities often disappears. Automation in the channel allows partners to stay profitable, be more intelligent about opportunities and move upstream by focusing on larger opportunities.

 

 

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